Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Reviews: 4.5/5

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Meet over 200 living species in our 100,000 gallon aquarium network. See native reptiles, fishes, and amphibians! Explore an entire wall of fossil specimens, Zygorhiza, Mosasaurus, and a giant Sloth. Check out deer, waterfowl, and Mississippi's endangered species exhibits. The Preschool Discovery Room features colorful murals and an iconic, giant treehouse with a slide. Plus, two miles of outdoor walking trails that wind through natural habitats. The museum was named the "2014 Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year" by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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sabrinak136
New Orleans, LA517 contributions
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science....Amazing Wild Weather Exhibit!!!
Jun 2021 • Family
I am so happy that I decided to visit the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science with my son this weekend. The cost for entry was stellar. It was a mere $10.00 for one adult and one child. I am convinced that you will receive far more from this museum than what you actually paid. It is quite large and has a wonderful outdoor walking trail for exploration and many other exhibits as well.

Today, our focus was the Wild Weather Exhibit which is on display from May 29, 2021 - December 31, 2021. This exhibit is very well done and allows a child to explore so many different aspects of weather such as hurricanes, lightning, droughts, tornadoes, and some extremes for the south like blizzards. If you are looking for hands on exploration for your child with weather you have found just the right place at the Natural Science Center. Honestly, my son and I spent an entire two hours in the Wild Weather exhibit and we loved every moment. Our absolute favorite was the exhibit regarding extremely cold temperatures. We loved the design of the exhibit that allowed us to examine what is needed in a home to survive during a winter emergency. I was surprised by the realism of this particular exhibit. Our absolute favorite was creating a newscast with the weather reporter. Once recorded it was then played back and it features your child. Also, traveling through the snow tunnel was extremely fun. We also loved pretending to fly in a Hurricane Hunter aircraft and learning the purpose for such a flight. Also, creating a mini tornado simulation was both fun and educational. Just cannot say enough wonderful things about this exhibit entitled: Wild Weather. I suggest if you want to discover more make a date with your child and visit the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and don’t forget to visit early so that you can experience the hiking trail. I believe this place makes for a lovely day. Thanks to everyone who put such dedication and love into Wild Weather. The time and educational research put into this exhibit is evident and greatly appreciated.
Written June 7, 2021
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afowler8
Peachtree City, GA21 contributions
Little Gem for Families
May 2021 • Friends
What a great stop for our family, while on a road trip across the country. This is really a combination of museum, zoo, and nature center, tucked away in Jackson, MS. My son (5) loved the dinosaur fossils and live alligators, my daughter (9) loved the special weather exhibit, and the whole family enjoyed the animal displays. Great way to spend a few hours without spending a small fortune!
Written May 30, 2021
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aahamfam
Ponca City, OK164 contributions
Worth it
Mar 2021
Practical like- the cost for entry and parking is the same, no extra fee. The exhibits were nice. We loved the special exhibit with the fish. The gift shop is not much.
Written April 20, 2021
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CristianSF1012
Jackson, MS1,194 contributions
Excellent
Feb 2021 • Family
I love this place, there is a big plaza outside and inside the museum is super cool, I’ll be back soon
Written February 7, 2021
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SplashMLS
Aledo, TX64 contributions
It’s a combo of a zoo, museum and trails!
Dec 2020

This is a unique place to visit because it’s a combination of a zoo (tons of live alligators, fish and even a LIVE two headed snake!) part museum (Dino bones and neat animal displays) with really cool forest trails. It’s a really nice place to kill half the day at. It was raining whenever we visited, but if it wasn’t we would have explored the trails more.

Cost: $6 adults & $5 over 60yrs old
Time to explore: 2-5 hrs.
Hours open:
Monday - Friday:      8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:                9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:                  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Written December 13, 2020
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kellyvol
Chattanooga, TN97 contributions
A little of everything
Oct 2020 • Couples
Part aquarium, part history museum, part children’s museum with a park next to the parking lot. There’s a large dinosaur bone donated by the guys from “American Pickers.”
Written October 14, 2020
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Normando
Rhode Island181 contributions
Great homeschool field trip
Jan 2020 • Family
Great educational experience. My family comes here monthly to enjoy educational sites and experiences. The store is a plus and the admission price is worth it!
Written March 22, 2020
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Thanks so much for the 5 star review! We appreciate you!
Written March 31, 2020
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Gail B
Des Moines, IA10 contributions
Definitely worth it
Feb 2020 • Couples
I wasn’t expecting much from a smaller museum, but ended up having a great time. After enjoying the exhibits, there are hiking trails from easy to challenging.
Written February 21, 2020
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Thanks for visiting the museum!
Written March 31, 2020
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Mandy Bonze
Byram, MS30 contributions
Awesome Place!
Mar 2019 • Friends
I’ve been here multiple times. There is always something new and exciting to see! I recommend doing the nature walk path to the park during the springtime. It is beautiful!
Written February 3, 2020
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Thanks so much for visiting the museum! We appreciate you!
Written March 31, 2020
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Scott B
Jackson, MS7 contributions
Must See
Aug 2019
The exhibits that they bring here are outstanding and well worth the trip. Excellent staff and facility!
Written December 1, 2019
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Thanks for the excellent review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit :)
Written December 9, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM